Tofu is a good source of antioxidants. Antioxidants help rid the body of free radicals. Antioxidants boost the immune system and help fight off infectious diseases like the cold and flu. Consuming antioxidants may also help prevent diseases such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, and arthritis. There are many recipes for tofu that can be made in a crock pot so you can enjoy the taste and the antioxidant benefits.
- Tofu is an excellent source of protein.
- A four ounce serving of tofu contains 33.8% of the recommended daily allowance of iron, and about 10% of the daily value for calcium.
- Antioxidants include vitamins A, C, and E, beta-carotene, and lycopene.
- Other foods that contain antioxidants include blueberries, spinach, tomatoes, salmon, eggs, and more.